Best Colleges in Portland Maine

I will rise again is Portland's motto, and it will raise you to new heights when you go back to school. There are 7 different postsecondary institutions, which have a range of degree options from Biochemistry to Athletic Training and Illustration to Early Childhood Education. Being the largest port in the state, Portland is Maine's economic capital. It has the largest population and boasts an unemployment rate that is 2% below the national average. Trade, transportation, education, and healthcare account for 39% of the city's jobs, so degrees in education, healthcare, or business will have jobs just waiting for you.

Forbes named Portland the "Most Livable City", and there are several reasons why. First, Portland has the most restaurants per capita and was named a food destination by the New York Times. They also have a farmer's market that's been around since 1768. The city has a network of over 70 miles of trails for walking, hiking, and biking, and they close down a whole street, Baxter Boulevard, every Sunday May-November for people to enjoy the views. There are events nearly each night, and the Arts District on Congress is home to a range of theaters and museums. So get out and enjoy the city that will get you off your feet with everything there is to do.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, "Portland, Maine" *National Center for Education Statistics *trails.org

Best Four Year Universities in Portland Maine

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University of New England
Biddeford, ME
Based on 4 Reviews
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Based on 4 Reviews
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Based on 20 Reviews
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, ME
Maine College of Art
Portland, ME
Based on 4 Reviews
Kaplan University-Maine Campus
S Portland, ME

Best Community Colleges in Portland Maine

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  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
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  • Private for-profit
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Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, ME
The Landing School
Arundel, ME
York County Community College
Wells, ME